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Old 26th July 2008, 00:07   #601
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This is a big problem. There's no regular process here. I do not use any filter for any of my images. If need be, I go for more than one shot (exposure variation) to get the desired result. Of course, I need to plan my lighting condition well in advance.
I never did that. I shoot if I find some thing interesting. Yeah there are few macros which I shot with an Idea in mind

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That crack in the bumper makes it look like a warrior after a victory.
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Whats the shadow like something hanging down towards the middle of the car?
Thats some rubber part that is never stuck to car completely. Prior to 2nd servicing it was dangling from the other end i.e. on right hand side. I got that fixed on 2nd servicing. Now its dangling on left hand side :(

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guyonblackybx, do you really like HDR? Isn't it one of those "for the time being excitement type?"

Having done this..what about tone mapping? Which brings the shot to a mere another shot ready for printers to print?
Yeah I like HDR. It may be but excitement is still on :P I wish it doesn't end soon

Here is another HDR of a Stile MultiJet that I found parked at a temple near Hosur.
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Old 26th July 2008, 00:25   #602
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ok.. dude you need to first of all learn how to post on this forum. Photography will come later.
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ok.. dude you need to first of all learn how to post on this forum. Photography will come later.
Is there any other way of posting images? I mean I was informed that I need to attach images instead of using any link. Or am I attaching larger images?
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Looks like TheMag has edited your old posts. That is what I was talking about. People hav got banned for that from the forum.
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Is there any other way of posting images? I mean I was informed that I need to attach images instead of using any link. Or am I attaching larger images?
@Guy, nice pictures. If you read what MAG wrote in his reason for edit, you posted threads one after another immediately. You need to use EDIT or wait for 5-10 minutes before you post the next one.

Btw, the stile picture looks a bit soft, not like your lady in red
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Looks like TheMag has edited your old posts. That is what I was talking about. People hav got banned for that from the forum.
Vikram thanks for pointing that out.

Thanks TheMag for editing.

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@Guy, nice pictures. If you read what MAG wrote in his reason for edit, you posted threads one after another immediately. You need to use EDIT or wait for 5-10 minutes before you post the next one.
Thanks for the tip.

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Btw, the stile picture looks a bit soft, not like your lady in red
I Think its color that makes the difference:P
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Casual evening walk shoot!

Chevrolet Corvette
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Stratos, nice one. Got more pix ?
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This is a big problem. There's no regular process here. I do not use any filter for any of my images. If need be, I go for more than one shot (exposure variation) to get the desired result. Of course, I need to plan my lighting condition well in advance.
Rudra sir,

How do you enrich colour without increasing noise? Is it a quality of RAW format? My camera does not have RAW, and with JPEG, noise increases with saturation beyond small limit.
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Casual evening walk shoot!
The corvette looks like its ready for the kill!

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Rudra sir,

How do you enrich colour without increasing noise? Is it a quality of RAW format? My camera does not have RAW, and with JPEG, noise increases with saturation beyond small limit.
I remember asking Rudra the same question sometime back. Ofcourse his answer will be better, but what I do is, that I shoot the picture at the highest camera resolution possible. That way, if the picture when reduced in size,after processing, becomes crispier and the noise created due to the processing is reduced too. I used to face this problem a lot when I shot using my Canon PowerShot A520..not with my new Nikon D40 though.
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How do you enrich colour without increasing noise? Is it a quality of RAW format? My camera does not have RAW, and with JPEG, noise increases with saturation beyond small limit.
Let me try to make it easy to understand.

1. To get rich colour, exposure should be accurate. This is mostly in the case where your shooting mode is aperture priority or program.
Try to avoid program mode because it is rubbish (from any camera).

If you try to push for rich colour through hue and saturation/contrast/selective colours etc, you are bound to get noise after a point.

Joint Photographers Expert Group format was originally designed for viewing on screen and not for printing.
But most of us donít take colour prints any more. JPEG files are generally compressed files. So shooting and straight to comp for viewing/mailing seems to be the norm now.

2. There are two ways to make your colours rich. Purely trial and error basis till such time you understand it thoroughly.
Remember itís a matter of spending time and great amount of practice.

(A) Work on curve mode. (Ctrl m/apple m). Pushing up/down curve line will change your overall tone and depth significantly. Once you are satisfied, you stay with that. If you want even more depth then duplicate that layer and cut the opacity from your layer box. A semi transparent layer of the same will sit above your original layer and add depth. Layer opacity control depends again on your choice.

(B) Assuming your original layer is according to your choice. Duplicate that layer and select Multiply from your layer box. Itíll multiply your original tonal range and combined image will look dark. Youíll find some areas of your image are looking right and some are looking too dark. Add a mask box (from bottom of the layer box) next to that multiplied layerís thumbnail. Select brush tool. Select brush size. Select paint flow opacity. Pure black (from colour palate) is for masking layer and pure white is for bringing it back.

Hope you are ready to start now. Also please remember that Photoshop is a very complex tool. There are plenty to discover as you go along.

Happy post processing.
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Work on curve mode. (Ctrl m/apple m). Pushing up/down curve line will change your overall tone and depth significantly. Once you are satisfied, you stay with that.
Tried the above method and following is what I got.

I am still trying to understand how layers and other things work in PS so will try the 2nd method later

Before and After.
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I shoot the picture at the highest camera resolution possible.
Thank you stratos.

I shoot with 8MP, but 8 MP of my prosumer is not upto 8MP DSLRs.
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Let me try to make it easy to understand.

Hope you are ready to start now. Also please remember that Photoshop is a very complex tool. There are plenty to discover as you go along.

Happy post processing.
Thanks a lot Rudra sir for explaining in a detailed yet simple to understand way. Going to try it out right away.

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Tried the above method and following is what I got.
And, can you see the difference?

Strong afternoon sunlight to shoot VikramD's car. Vikram, your car needs massive care. Please do the needful.

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The needful has been done. Spent close to 5 hours today with the friendly neighbourhood painter for rubbing & polishing the car. Now the car in real life also looks as good as the one in the photo.

PS: Your post processing is absolutely mind blowing. My wife can't believe it is my car.

Also can you please give me the originals as well as the processed ones on a CD whenever you are done with them?

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